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- Insider advice on Chicago's burgeoning dining scene, which includes rising stars like Grant Achatz, as well as the best spots to sunbathe by the lake, take in famous artworks, such as Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, and where to find the best live blues.
- Where to find the best deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hot dogs, and neighborhood pubs.
- Insightful commentary on Chicago's historic past and dynamic future, as well as a discussion of its status as an architectural center home to buildings designed by iconic figures such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan.
- Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations.
- Our expert writers are passionate about their destinations--they tell it like it is in an engaging and helpful way.
- Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
- User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Canning Blackwell began life on the East Coast, but 4 years at Northwestern University transformed her into a Midwesterner. She has worked as a writer and editor at Encyclopedia Britannica, Northwestern University Medical School, the Chicago Tribune, and North Shore, a lifestyle magazine for the Chicago suburbs. She has also written for national magazines on everything from planning the perfect wedding to fighting a duel. She lives just outside the city with her husband, three kids, and an extensive collection of long underwear.
Table of Contents
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1 THE BEST OF CHICAGO 1
2 CHICAGO IN DEPTH 15
3 SUGGESTED CHICAGO ITINERARIES 46
4 WHERE TO STAY 63
5 WHERE TO EAT 91
6 EXPLORING CHICAGO 150
7 CHICAGO STROLLS 240
8 SHOPPING 258
9 CHICAGO AFTER DARK 290
10 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO CHICAGO 339